2 Year Fixed Contract | Collingwood, Victoria | $110,000-$115,000 + super Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons are strongly encouraged to apply
This role provides operational management and leadership to the policy team, as well as identifying and responding to emerging advocacy priorities. The role will work closely with the Executive Director, Policy and Research in supporting VACCHO’s new strategic goal of being a ‘strong voice’ to influence positive change for the Aboriginal health and wellbeing sector. About the organisation VACCHO is the peak representative for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria and champions community control and health equality for Aboriginal communities. We are a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership in Aboriginal health and wellbeing. VACCHO advocates for the health equality and optimum health of all Aboriginal people in Victoria. Unit overview The Policy and Research Unit leads the development of well-reasoned, evidence-based policy and advocacy to ensure that VACCHO and its members are strategically positioned to improve the Aboriginal community’s health and wellbeing outcomes.
This role provides operational management and leadership to the policy team, as well as identifying and responding to emerging advocacy priorities. The role will work closely with the Executive Director, Policy and Research in supporting VACCHO’s new strategic goal of being a ‘strong voice’ to influence positive change for the Aboriginal health and wellbeing sector. The key responsibilities of the role include: • Scan and maintain a strong working knowledge of major health and wellbeing policies and reforms across portfolios, at both a state and federal level. • Develop ways of working to ensure all VACCHO policy position statements and advocacy approaches are informed by evidence-based practice, knowledge and research. • Work closely with the VACCHO Strategic Communications Team to ensure VACCHO’s policy and advocacy priorities are embedded within key campaigns and other communications activities. • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including well targeted research reports, policy briefings, position papers, blogs and other outputs • To maintain and further develop relationships with politicians, policy makers, the sector and other external agencies to influence the Government agenda and ensure the best possible operating environment for VACCHO and its Members. • Understand legislative and governance levers across Governments and support VACCHO • leadership to exert influence and provide advice in these forums to advance Aboriginal self determination to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Victoria. • Analyse various inputs and advice including insights provided by the VACCHO Members through meetings and forums to develop evidence based and practicable policy advice. • Scan for short and long term, strategic links, potential implications and risks of proposed policy options. • Plan and manage the Policy Team to meet VACCHO’s strategic objectives, timelines and specified budgetary outcomes. Other Employment Related Information • A National Police Records Check is required as a condition of employment. • A Working with Children Check is required. • A Victorian Driver’s License is required. Key Selection Criteria Essential 1. Demonstrated experience in leadership and staff/staff capacity building 2. Experience and background in policy analysis and policy output 3. Exceptional stakeholder- engagement and relationship building skills 4. Excellent written and verbal communication 5. Demonstrated knowledge of the political and reform environment as it impacts on Aboriginal Victorians 6. Strong organisational skills and effective time management 7. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to Victorian Aboriginal Health, Aboriginal Culture, and the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control 8. Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals in culturally appropriate ways as well as mainstream health organisations Desirable 1. Experience in a Not-for-Profit environment 2. Tertiary qualification in public health, research policy or other relevant field
• A key leadership role • An attractive remuneration package • Melbourne based location
Collingwood, Victoria. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “VACCHO – Manager Policy and Government Relations” Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding clearly to the 8 selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by COB 25 June 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Tiana Callaughan Email: [email protected] Ph: 0419 599 251